A weather forecast predicts that the best time to avoid getting caught in a downpour on election day will be midday.

The Examiner’s weather expert is warning that the rain will extend to polling day in Kirklees .

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And it’s often said that wet weather leads to a lower turnout.

Salendine Nook-based weatherman Paul Stevens said: “Rain in the morning will clear away in the north east by early afternoon.

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“Then the rest of the day will be bright with some evening sunshine and relatively warm at 18c - with 14c as the polls close.”

There was heavy rain in North West England and Wales on Monday and Tuesday, causing the Met Office to issue a severe weather warning

Pack a raincoat and your brolly with your polling card!